White On Rice Couple Garden

Lemon tree for Container Gardening

by White On Rice Couple Garden January 5, 2010
container gardening for fruit trees

Update: Visit our latest citrus joy: Kishu Mandarin Tree !

After a visit to Sorrento Italy in April of 2000, we were immediately smitten with all the wonderful lemon trees adorning the Italian coastline. All throughout Amalfi and Sorrento we saw gorgeous scenes of Sorrento lemon trees in terra cotta pots adorning house fronts, store fronts and cobblestone alley ways.

We knew right there and then we wanted something equally picturesque in our backyard. So, we planted a lemon tree in a container!

We really »

92 comments Read the full story →

Grow Kale as an edible and ornamental

by White On Rice Couple Garden January 3, 2010
how to grow kale leafy cabbage

Kale is often a forgotten green on both the dinner table and garden. Just one packet of kale seeds will provide enough kale to supply you till late spring!

In warm weather regions starting kale is perfect now, just in time for spring. For colder regions, begin sowing your seeds as soon as spring begins or when the weather begins to warm. You’ll be pleased with beauty of kale growing in your garden. Not only are kale wonderful edibles, but they make for equally beautiful »

0 comments Read the full story →

Life on The Balcony Blog Container Gardening Event

by White On Rice Couple Garden January 2, 2010
life on the balcony blog

If you haven’t already discovered Fern Richardson’s fantastic blog, then you’ll be in for a fabulous treat.

ShareThis»

0 comments Read the full story →

Kabosu Citrus – Japanese lemons

by White On Rice Couple Garden December 6, 2009
Thumbnail image for Kabosu Citrus – Japanese lemons

Reiko, our lovely Japanese friend, brought over a huge bag of Japanese lemons and obviously, we were thrilled to get so many precious Japanese lemon fruits!!

She called them Yuzu’s, a Japanese variety of lemon/citron. But after a closer look, taste, and examination, they look more like Japanese Kabosu. Kabosu and Yuzu are both very similar, with slight differences in flavor and texture.

ShareThis»

18 comments Read the full story →

Yuzu Citrus – Japanese Citron Lemon

by White On Rice Couple Garden December 4, 2009
Thumbnail image for Yuzu Citrus – Japanese Citron Lemon

Yuzu is a Japanese citrus lemon that is valued for it’s highly aromatic rind. Because the yuzu is considered a citron, the juice is very minimal, thus often expensive.  Outside of a few Asian cuisines and particularly in Japanese cultural circles, yuzu is seldom grown or used because it’s rather rare.

Used in both green and more ripe, yellow forms, Yuzu is one of the few citrus in the world that is able to maintain it’s tart/sourness at high cooking temperatures.

ShareThis»

9 comments Read the full story →

Persimmon Tree’s Overwatering & loss of fruit/flower

by White On Rice Couple Garden December 1, 2009
Thumbnail image for Persimmon Tree’s Overwatering & loss of fruit/flower

Our persimmon tree is on it’s last batch. With about 1o huge fuyu persimmons left on the tree, we’re taking our time and savoring every single fruit.

ShareThis»

2 comments Read the full story →

Dried Chili Peppers – Can’t keep up with hot explosion

by White On Rice Couple Garden November 29, 2009
Thumbnail image for Dried Chili Peppers – Can’t keep up with hot explosion

It’s always in October – December that our chili peppers explode with pods. Unfortunately, they get neglected too because we’re so busy at work.

ShareThis»

1 comment Read the full story →

Copyright © 2014 White on Rice Couple. All rights reserved. Websites by Zel Creative